Eco-Social Justice Grant – closed!

Please check back in Fall term 2024.

At PCC, we’re all in this together. Issues of environmental degradation, inequality, and economic disparity impact us all. We value our students’, staff’s, and faculty’s commitment to sustainability and our culture of collaborative, innovative problem-solving. From our learning gardens and water bottle fill stations to our bike program and farm stand, we have been working together to address our community’s most pressing ecological and social justice challenges with fresh ideas.

The Green Initiative Fund, now named the Eco Social Justice Grant was established by student leaders in 2008. This grant exists so that students, staff, and faculty can participate in our culture of innovation and contribute meaningful advances to sustainable practices. At PCC, our goal is to achieve sustainable excellence in all operations, to live our commitment to social justice, and to meet our targeted greenhouse gas reductions as detailed in the Climate Action Plan. If you have an idea for a project that moves PCC towards these outcomes, we want to hear from you!

The Eco-Social Justice Grant is administered through a student-majority board. We look forward to learning about your proposal.

Please review the following criteria before submitting your grant application.

  • The Eco-Social Justice Grant is limited in funds and will give preference to projects with budgets under $10,000 or secured partial funding via other means. Other means may come from department budgets or outside sources.
  • Student participation is encouraged in all projects.
  • Projects shall support PCC’s Climate Action Plan efforts, particularly around greenhouse gas emissions reductions, climate education, and climate justice.
  • Projects must be environmentally sound, socially just, and economically equitable.
  • Projects shall contain publicity, education, and outreach components.
  • PCC students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to submit project proposals. Individuals and organizations outside the college are not allowed to submit project proposals.
  • Eco-Social Justice funding will not support projects that are already mandated by law, college policy or previously and/or currently paid for by the college.
  • All grantees allocated Eco-Social Justice funding are required to submit an End of Project Report to be released to the PCC community.

Applications will close on November 29, 2023, at 5pm. Projects must be completed by June 2, 2025.

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